How To Play
Live Unlimited Blackjack is played with eight decks of cards and follows the standard Blackjack rules. The aim of the game is to build a hand of cards as close in value to 21 as possible, but without exceeding it, which is known as going bust. At the end of the round, you will win as long as your hand is closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s is.
When building a hand the number cards are all worth their face values, the face cards (Jacks, Queens and Kings) are all worth 10, and Aces are worth either 1 or 11. This means that you can form a hand of 21 with just two cards, an Ace and a ten card, and this is called Blackjack. It is the strongest hand possible and beats all other hands, including those that equal 21 but that are comprised of different cards.
At the start of each round, you need to place your chips in the betting area belonging to each hand that you want to play, it is up to you how many hands you play at once, and once you have activated a hand you can also place a side bet on it.
You will be dealt two face-up cards to each hand and at the same time the dealer will receive one face-up card and one face down. For each of your hands you will be presented with a number of options. The three most basic options are ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’ and ‘Double’. If you choose ‘Hit’ you will draw another card to that hand, choosing ‘Stand’ leaves the hand as it is and if you select ‘Double’ your bet will be doubled, you will receive one more card to that hand and the game then moves on to the next hand.
After you have played all of your hands the dealer will play his. The dealer must always draw to 16 and stand on all 17s. After the dealer has finished the winnings are calculated. Winning hands are paid out at 1:1, except for Blackjack, which is paid at 3:2.
Features and Side Bets
Situations may arise where you will have more options. For example, if the dealer’s face up card is an Ace then you can take out insurance against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your original bet and if the dealer does have Blackjack then you are paid out at 2:1.
Another option is ‘Split’. This is offered if the first two cards in a hand have the same value. You can choose to split the hand in two and play them as independent hands.
For each active hand you can place the Perfect Pair side bet. This is on the player’s or dealer’s first two cards forming either a Perfect Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair. A Perfect Pair is two cards of the same suit and value, a Coloured Pair is two cards of the same value and colour, but from different suits, a Red/Black Pair is two cards of the same value but of different suits and colours. The Perfect Pair pays at 25:1, the Coloured Pair pays at 12:1 and the Red/Black Pair pays at 6:1.
You can also place the 21+3 side bet. This pays out if your initial two cards and the dealer’s first card form a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind combination. A Suited Three of a Kind pays 100:1, a Straight Flush pays 40:1, a Three of a Kind pays 30:1, a Straight pays 10:1 and a Flush pays 5:1.